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Botanical Decorators Is Participating in D.C. Design House Benefiting Children’s National Health Systems

By Botanical Decorators
April 16, 2014

Come see our beautiful spring garden!

Botanical Decorators is proud to announce our participation in the 2014 D.C. Design House, the foremost annual residential design showcase in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas. The event benefits Children’s National Health System and is ongoing from April 13th to May 11th on 4600 Linnean Avenue in Northwest D.C. Please visit our spring garden today and vote for your favorite design—we are space nine!


Our Spring Garden

As our spring garden project, we created a loggia and pool room garden inspired by four glazed urns we found from Campania International. The striking Isleta urn from their “Art Pottery” collection was the perfect piece to add the desired level of whimsical character needed to pull off a show garden. Working to uncover the true potential of a neglected backyard space also led to an inspiring vision of connecting the long stretch of the unique backyard into three design “vignettes.”

The end result is a stunning garden design with subtle splashes of color, featuring a beautiful combination of hardscapes and plantings that includes:

  • A custom-built loggia and portico
  • Hand-chiseled stone steps
  • A fountain garden
  • English Boxwood and woody plant material
  • Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ perennials
  • Contemporary art urns
  • And more


Project Challenges

Our biggest challenge creating a spring garden in D.C. was the weather. We had a limited amount of time to get our project built and the snow and rain continually hampered our efforts. In the end, our landscapers dedicated over 300 hours to this project.

Beyond the inclement weather, the challenge was figuring out how to address connecting the back door of the house with the pool area and bridging the complex change in grade over the span of our space.

We overcame these challenges to create a spring garden with a one-of-a-kind look we love. Please purchase tickets to view the finished result for yourself and don’t forget to vote for your favorite design. We hope you enjoy our garden as much we do!


About D.C. Design House

Washington, D.C. Design House is a nonprofit entity that hosts an annual design show house event for leading local designers to showcase their talents, while raising funds for the Children’s National Health System. The event has become the foremost annual residential design attraction in the area and a leading fundraiser for the Children’s National Health System since it was started in 2008.

This year’s showcase fundraiser will be held at the following address:

4600 Linnean Avenue
Northwest Washington, D.C. 20008

For more information, please visit




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